Natural Flood Management

Project Summary: Using research expertise to provide tailored modelling and monitoring support for Natural Flood Management (NFM) pilots across Yorkshire, growing a NFM community of practice to increase regional NFM capability and contributing updates to the Environment Agency’s national Working With Natural Processes evidence base and guidance.

Project Team: Colin Brown, Martha Villamizar – University of York, Richard Grayson, Mark Trigg, Megan Klaar, Guy Ziv, Mike Kirkby – University of Leeds, Adam Mullen, Simon Stokes, Wendy Quarrie – Environment Agency, Craig Best, Stewart Clarke – National Trust, Zora Van-Leeuwen – Calderdale Council, Kirsty Breaks – Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Steve Rose and Barry Hankin – JBA, Dan Turner, Marie Taylor – Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust.

Duration: April 2018 – April 2021

Outputs: A video and poster about natural flood management, and links to the presentations used at the Community of Practice meetings can be found in the Resources section

Updates: Track progress on this project

Natural flood management in the media

Getting to grips with natural flood management

RT @slowtheflow_UK: Pilot project using nature to tackle flooding launched in Earby gov.uk/government/new…

ICASP's Jenny and Ben up in Malham with @nationaltrust's Elizabeth scoping out NFM opportunities on a glorious day… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

You may be interested in this recent paper on the #insurance value of #ecosystems and the need for a common approac… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…